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Quit Smoking – For Your Health and Your Wallet

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Quitting smoking can be hard, but is well worth the effort

Quitting smoking can be hard, but is
well worth the effort

Everyone knows smoking is a hard habit to break. Most smokers start at a very young age, and by the time they realize that they don’t want to smoke anymore, quitting can be nearly impossible for some.

If you truly want to quit smoking, there are lots of medications out there now that can help. Anyone who is not really ready will have a much more difficult time of it, however, and sometimes even these medications don’t do the trick.

Besides medications, some people may find success by chewing nicotine gum or wearing a nicotine patch. Another newer option on the market is the electric cigarette. For some, the best option is just to quit, “cold turkey.”

Whatever your method, you know that quitting smoking will be extremely beneficial to your health. And since tobacco products are so expensive, you can save hundreds of dollars per month by quitting now. The long-run costs of smoking are even greater, considering the medical issues you will face, if you live long enough.

No matter how you decide to aid your decision to stop smoking, the most important factor is your own attitude. If you know you can do it, you can. If you think you can’t, you won’t.

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10 Top Benefits of Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs can offer a variety of activities

Workplace wellness programs can offer a variety of activities

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

Workplace wellness programs provide many benefits to you as an employee. Ever thought about wanting to lose some weight, or build a strong and healthy body, but found that you have no motivation or energy to keep at it? Maybe you wanted a chance to socialize with other people you work with, but never found the time or proper occasion during work-time. Then participating in a wellness program might be the best thing you can do. The following 10 benefits of workplace wellness programs are a good reason for you to join. Fitness programs will help you:

  1. Remain active and fit
  2. Increase your endurance and stamina
  3. Maintain healthy social relationships with your colleagues and team
  4. Boost your self-esteem
  5. Become and stay motivated
  6. Vent out stress
  7. Increase your productivity in the workplace
  8. Design your own lifestyle
  9. Sustain a positive attitude
  10. Stay healthy and protected from chronic ailments

The “perfect workplace” is the place where you can reach the maximum of your capabilities while meeting your goals. You are responsible for your lifestyle design and your choices are what determine your way of life. By taking action and joining your workplace wellness program, not only will you ensure your wellbeing, but you will also make your life much more interesting and fun. Your employer will definitely notice your increased energy levels and productivity, as well.

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Working and Having A Balanced Lifestyle

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Personal Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

With today’s busy work schedules and challenging economic times it is getting harder for many people to keep stress manageable and be happy. To help you, I have listed here some tips and shortcuts to help in better balancing your life.

Having a balanced life is hard, but it’s achievable

Having a balanced life is hard, but it’s achievable

Be happy with yourself

By maintaining a  happy mind-set and taking better overall care of yourself, you can reduce your stress levels and help keep your mind clearer and more focused so that you’re better able to take on any problems and challenging things that may come your way

Take care of your body

Since we take time to pursue things that make us feel happy with ourselves, as part of a balanced lifestyle we must also invest our time to care for our body. Caring for our body means we have to eat a balanced diet and be active Looking at this problem while in you are in a positive mood will make things easier to be on your way to achieving a balanced lifestyle.

Nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to have a stress-free job, or to spend as much time with your family as you want without compromising on your work, but you have to try to balance it, maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  To learn more on Andy’s programs see:


Uplift your Wellness and Increase Your Productivity in the Workplace


A Healthy Lifestyle Increases Productivity in the Workplace

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

A healthy body helps you to provide a high level of productivity in the workplace. If you want to increase your level of productivity in workplace, you have to make sure that your body has the necessary energy. Here are some tips in order for you to be sure that you can keep up with the stressful and tiring day your activities may give you:

Eat Healthy

You have to choose what you put inside your mouth. Make sure that what you eat provides all the necessary nutrients that will help you build your body’s strength. Though sweets may satiate your cravings, it is still best to eliminate or tone down your intake. Increase your vegetable and fruit diet, and have an adequate amount of protein, as these are your primary source of energy.


Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day – definitely something you should never forget as lack of fluid intake will prevent your body from functioning at its best. In severe cases, lack of fluids can cause organ failure or may  lead to death.


Spare at least 15-30 minutes a day and do some kind of exercise. It will give you an immediate energy boost and uplift your cognitive function as well.

If you eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis, it will help improve your general outlook on life and your productivity in workplace will improve.  These are all essential to guarantee quality and quantity of exceptional services.

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One Simple Breathing Exercise to Fight Stress and Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Proper breathing can help increase your productivity in the workplace

Proper breathing can help you relieve stress and improve your productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

You have deadlines closing in, an intense workload and a hectic schedule; your stress levels keep rising and your productivity in the workplace is falling as a consequence. If you are in a situation where job tasks and working environment are harming your mental well being, the reasonable thing to do is to take a moment to relax. When overly stressed, our breathing pattern changes from deep and slow breaths to quick and shallow ones. Deep breathing fully oxygenates the brain and body. It facilitates a relaxed state of mind, while short breaths make stress even worse. By following this simple exercise, which takes no more than five minutes of your time, you will be able to bring your breathing pattern back to normal, and calm yourself down.

  1. Sit on a chair with your back straight. Your lower back should not touch the chair. Avoid straining yourself; you need to be comfortable.
  2. Start inhaling fully and deeply to the count of 4
  3. Hold your breath for another count of 4
  4. Start exhaling very slowly until you reach a count of 8
  5. Wait for a count of 4 before you start inhaling again
  6. Repeat for 10 times

If a count of 4-4-8-4 is too hard for you, you can try with a count of 3-3-6-3 or 2-2-4-2. Once you manage to control your breathing, you will find that you can cope more easily with stress, which will certainly increase your productivity in the workplace.

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